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noun     writing pronunciation in British English
  1. 1
    [uncountable] things such as a books, poems, and newspaper articles

    historical writing that brings the past to life

    writing on/about:

    There’s a lot of interesting writing on the subject.

    1. a.
      used about words written or printed on something

      All the writing on the machine was in German.

    2. b.
      used about the individual way that a particular person writes

      I’d recognize her writing anywhere.

  2. 3


    [plural] all the books etc that someone has written

    Wordsworth’s writings



a lifestyle focussing on simple pleasures such as comfort and cosiness in the home, and spending time with friends and family

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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